So what do the stars of Bravo's Real Housewives do when the show is over? Many of them capitalized on their 15 minutes of fame to market something to the masses. For example, trendy Sheree of the Atlanta cast is developing a clothing line titled She by Sheree, Ramona of New York is releasing a skin care line under the brand Tru Renewal, and Lynn of Orange County is getting attention for her unique jewelry line consisting of really expensive but rather cute arm cuffs.
Living up to the stereotype of New York City women many of them are doing the obvious and writing books! Luann is writing a book about class and etiquette titled Class with the Countess. Apparently Alex and Simon have plans to write a book on raising kids in New York City which is kind of ironic. As fellow cast member Bethenny stated, they should write a book on how to crawl through an air vent to sneak into a good party instead.
My favorite housewife Bethenny Frankel has published a "diet" book titled Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting. The moment I heard about it I knew I was definitely going to pick this one up. Do you watch the show? This chick practices what she preaches!
Bethenny Frankel is a big time chef by trade. She cooks for the stars and built an empire out of nothing called Bethennybakes. Thus she has a passion for great food. At the same time, she's very fit. At almost 40 she's thinner than she ever was in her 20s. I myself have come a long way with the weight loss, but I still haven't quite reached my goal and I appreciate sources of motivation and inspiration. Knowing Bethenny, I'm confident this book will at least serve as some important reminders.
I'm already about 1/3 of the way through and I have to say her philosophies are very similar to my own which took a lot of time and trial and error to develop. My life has served as a weight loss experiment of sorts. The results show the secret to healthy eating is balance! No deprivation, and nothing is off limits. For example, I think skim milk makes my coffee and espresso drinks nasty so I stick with the full-fat versions. I also think diet deserts are inedible. If I'm going to have desert I'm going to have the real thing! no fat-free artificial junk for me. I also like butter and cheeseburgers. But you know what folks? I've lost 46 pounds and counting!
According to Bethenny your diet is a bank account. Just as you balance your spending and savings, you must balance your food choices. This is pretty much how I live now to ensure success in my new found health. She definitely knows what I'm talking about and I totally recommend her book.
The ladies of the original Orange County